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Research Bootcamp for Research Assistants & Teaching Assistants

Literature reviews, library research, information management and more.

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Welcome to the 4th annual Research Bootcamp for Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants. These lectures and workshops will help you brush up on your literature searching, information management, and research skills. Over the course of the Bootcamp, check the Slides & Exercises page frequently for lecture slides, workshop exercises, and more.

Objectives & outcomes

The objective of the Bootcamp is to develop and/or refresh the literature searching and information management abilities of research assistants, teaching assistants, and graduate students. 


  • Greater knowledge of information sources and services available from the Dalhousie Libraries
  • Working knowledge of how to efficiently and effectively conduct a literature search in a field of interest
  • Understanding of how to manage and present information once found
  • Understanding of the requirements around copyright
  • Greater knowledge of author rights and requirements


The Core Skills sessions on May 14, May 16, and May 17 form the foundation on which the other content is built. As this is core material, we strongly recommend that all participants register for these sessions. For more information, visit the Schedule page of this guide.

Format: the sessions will include demonstrations, discussions, and hands-on experience with an emphasis on active learning and focused discussion.

Presenters: Specialists from the Dalhousie Libraries, the Writing Centre, and the Atlantic Research Data Centre will present the sessions.